Category Archives: Family Life

Auden Got it Wrong

Stop all the clocks, dismantle the sun. It’s too late for that – she’s already gone. We should have pressed pause before she died, We just didn’t know it or else we’d have tried. Our tears kept on falling as … Continue reading

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Today the World is Different

The world is a sadder, more silent place now. It has lost a laugh. It’s lost more than that. It’s lost the beautiful 15 year old girl who first set eyes on the handsome guitarist in a local band. It’s … Continue reading

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Parkinson’s Awareness Week

Originally posted on SJB Teaching:
Parkinson’s – that’s the one that Michael J Fox has got, right? It’s that one where you get the shakes?  Well, yes and yes. But there is so much more to it than just shaking.…

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Edward and Jacob

I miss my brother. We used to do everything together. We were born just a few minutes apart, and we never spent a moment away from each other – we even curled up in the same bed every night. Nothing … Continue reading

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Beautiful Bloggers

As most of you know by now, I lost my lovely Nan recently and I’ve been feeling quite down and more than a little tearful. So when I suddenly got a notification from my WordPress account that I had been … Continue reading

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The Queen and You

First of all, apologies for not having read and commented on the entries from last week. I’ve spent most of the last week at my lovely Nan’s, sitting at her bedside and holding her hand. She’d been ill for a … Continue reading

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Looking forward to 2012

2012. New year. New beginnings. New hopes. New dreams.  Whether you believe in making resolutions or not, the start of a new year is a time for looking forward and making plans. Personally, I never make New Year’s resolutions – … Continue reading

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